The Secret (Blu-ray Disc) (Reprint)
Prod Co: Unique Films Co., Ltd.
Producer: Wu Sau-yee
Executive Producer: Lo Kai-muk
Director: Ann Hui
Screenwriter: Joyce Chan
Cinematographer: David Chung
Main Cast: Sylvia Chang, Angie Chiu Nga-chi, Tsui Siu-keung, Lee Hye-suk, Alex Man
Penned by renowned screenwriter Joyce Chan, The Secret (1979) is the first feature film of director Ann Hui. Based on a homicide case in the 1970s, it utilises a non-linear narrative structure to unpeel layer after layer of secrets and illusions. Its clever use of visual contrast not only underscores the clashes between traditional and modern cultures, but also mirrors the psychological tension of characters. The film explores the dark side of the human psyche and experiments with innovative styles, heralding the Hong Kong New Wave. The nostalgic world of mystique created in The Secret is now digitally restored to its original splendour.
‘Special Features' includes a video of the restoration process of the film. Plus a 64-page booklet.
Plus an accompanying booklet which contains photo section of 'Before and After Restoration', in addition to articles written by film scholars Sam Ho and Ka Ming, and film review excerpts by film critic Sek Kei.
Language: Cantonese (Mono)
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese/English
Number of discs: 1 (Blu-ray Disc)
Running Time: 90 mins
First Edition: 2019
Second Edition: 2022